LAWFUEL – See Hot Files – The Smoking Gun reports on the capture of a man wearing a shirt with the Virginia Tech logo who was arrested this morning shortly after robbing a North Carolina bank.
According to police, Robert Kirk Newton, 39, walked into a Carolina Beach branch of First Citizens Bank at 9:05 AM and handed a teller a note claiming he had a gun and which demanded “all the money.” The teller handed Newton $2500 in a paper bag. She also placed a red dye pack in the bag, which exploded before Newton fled the bank. Newton was apprehended within minutes by police, who confiscated a knife used in the robbery. Newton, pictured in the below Carolina Beach Police Department mug shot, was wearing an orange t-shirt with Virginia Tech’s logo in maroon.